Sunday, November 1, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

k-os at Drake's 23rd Birthday Party (Photo)

Last Saturday was Drake's 23rd birthday party in Toronto. Here is a photo of k-os and Zebroc. For more photos of the party CLICK HERE.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

k-os at Stay Gold Tonight

WHO:

Last Gang Records (Presenter)

With DJ sets from George Strombolopolous (CBC), Michael Williams (MuchMusic), Your Boy Brian (More Proof), K-OS (Universal).

WHAT:

A monthly event series where trendsetters from all avenues come out to hit the decks and share their favorite tunes with fans and music lovers alike. Stay Gold gives party-goers the chance to be united with a rare line-up of tastemakers through their love of music, and is a nod to those who stay true to their craft.

WHEN:

The last Thursday of every month.

WHERE:

206 Beverley St (Btwn College & Dundas). A rental hall and a neutral venue.

WHY:

At any given time, there is a multitude of local and international creative talent in Toronto – actors, fashion designers, tv personalities, recording artists, dj’s, producers, you name it.

Our aim is to consistently put together DJ/performance lineups that have never been seen before, and host them in a non-traditional venue with no pre-determined crowd. The common bond between them will be the ethos of the event; they all ‘Stay Gold’.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shad and Champion Live Recording at Transmission

"This week's Sessions Podcast featuring the musical stylings of Shad and Champion is the second part of our show recorded live off the floor @ Victoria's Transmission Festival."


Monday, October 26, 2009

Shad Returns To New York City


Shad (www.shadk.com) is quickly becoming one of Canada’s most respected young artists.
His sophomore record, The Old Prince, was received with top reviews by music critics
across the board, snagging a Juno nomination for Best Rap Recording of the Year and
securing a spot on the coveted Polaris Music Prize short-list. Shad will return to New
York on Wednesday November 4, 2009 to rock a show at Pianos (158 Ludlow).

Completing three national tours in 2008 and performing in 46 cities this summer on the
2009 VANS Warped Tour, Shad has over 200 live shows under his belt and looks most
comfortable when he’s in front of an audience. From the Hillside Music Festival to
Warped Tour to opening for Common and Lupe Fiasco, Shad is able to connect with
music lovers of almost any genre through his remarkable live show.

Shad broke ground with his 2005 independent debut When This is Over, earning praise for
its honest and clever lyrics and its distinct musical aesthetic. His sophomore release, The
Old Prince became an Internet hot-potato, received 10/10 on RapReviews.com, and
equal comparisons to Kanye West and Common on OkayPlayer.com.

Shad’s skillful wordplay and smooth flow on The Old Prince, combined with his engaging
live shows, and four outstanding music videos (The Old Prince Still Lives at Home became
YouTube’s #1 featured video World Wide) have allowed Shad to develop tribes of
devout fans right across the globe.

With two slow-roasting classics under his belt, Shad continues to walk the humble path. He
appreciates the chance to make and share his thoughts through music.


Shad – Live at Pianos:
Wednesday November 4, 2009
Pianos (www.pianosnyc.com)
158 Ludlow St. (at Stanton)
$10 Advanced Tickets, 21+

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Said The Whale and Shad: Gentleman Mash Up


What you have here is a mash-up of Said The Whale, MGMT, Holy F*** and Shad. According to @saidthewhale, this video was a leak. So enjoy it while it's up.

k-os ft. Saukrates: I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman (Trailer)


Earlier today, k-os released a very short trailer, of his newest music video, on Facebook. He stated that the video will be coming "sooooooon."

Now we have another thing to look forward to from k-os!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

k-os and Drake: "Faith" Premiered on Flow 93.5 (No Audio)


Yesterday, DJ Starting From Scratch from Flow 93.5 premiered a song that k-os has been talking about recently. The song is called "Faith" by k-os and Drake. Unfortunately, the radio rip of the song has not surfaced, but there has been rumours that someone does have it. On twitter, k-os (@koskhv) replied to @RealFrequency saying that the song was a "real exclusive" and that it "won't be out till Feb next year. "

If you have the radio rip please send it to me at jangalvez(at)fistfulofsound(dot)com.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Drake and k-os Song this Week


k-os has currently mentioned on Twitter that his song with Drake, will be coming this week. Keep your eyes and ears open for this one.

Follow k-os at http://twitter.com/koskhv

Friday, October 16, 2009

k-os Rapping at The Bay!



k-os will go through with his dare on Monday, October 19th. Here is the sneak peak of him rapping at the Bay!
"Rapper k-os goes back to work in The Bay's toy department for his dare, as part of A Dare to Remember, a nationwide challenge to raise money for AIDS in Africa for the Stephen Lewis Foundation."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vote for Shad! CBC Radio 2'S GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST


CBC Radio 2, Canada's national music network, today reveals a blockbuster list of 65 Canadian singer-songwriters vying for the chance to immortalize Canadians' favourite places in song in the GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST. It's now up to Canadians to choose the artists and pick the spots to be forever commemorated in Canada's songbook.

Voters have from today until Friday, Oct. 23, at 12 a.m. ET, to choose from a shortlist of the most popular places from each province and territory, and the artists they'd like to see create the song for those locations, by visiting http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/songquest/. Once voting closes, the final 13 artists have four weeks to compose and record an original song, inspired by the most popular Canadian location from their province or territory.

"We can't wait to see the final list of locations and artists chosen by Canadians," said Mark Steinmetz, director of music programming, CBC Radio. "By inspiring these artists with Canada's special locales, we will create a distinctly Canadian playlist. This initiative is a great way for Canadians to share their collective passion for music and our country."

The GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST's artist line up was selected from Radio 2's playlist, and includes musicians representing Canada's regions and celebrated sounds. From musical icons to emerging stars, Canadians will choose from a vast range of styles-from urban beat and home-grown folk, to rich and nuanced world music. Artist bios and a selection of their work can be found at the Song Quest website through http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/songquest/.

The location short list is a result of the nominations submitted by Canadians over the past two weeks, through the GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST website, campaign-style blogs, Tweets and Facebook comments, and photo and video postings.

A full list of the 65 singer-songwriters participating in the GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST and short listed locations follows as an appendix.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster, and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Via CNW Group

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Drake and k-os Collaboration?


Monday, October 5, 2009

k-os Played Monopoly with Real Money

If there's one core event at Nuit Blanche, a single signifying gesture indicating the collective mojo of the dusk-to-dawn art crawl and its 280 or so artists, it's found at Monopoly with Real Money (2009) by Iain Baxter&.

A swanky big money/big ego setting is provided for 30-plus local celebrities – urban studies theorist Richard Florida, rapper K-OS and model Yasmin Warsame, to name a few – who are taking part in six two-hour Monopoly games in the gallery of the TMX Broadcast Centre (the Exchange Tower, 130 King St. W.). Real Canadian currency will take the place of Monopoly money, should some spectators not notice the difference.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Shad: The Boogeyman - The Burn (Audio Download)

The Burn September 29th 2009

Blake Carrington feat. Rich Kidd & Kemikal – Everybody’s Watching
Mason Payne – DOTP
Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem – Forever
Ian Kamau feat. The Real Voyce – Can’t Make You Love Me
K-os feat. Saukrates & Nelly Furtado – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
Shad K – Compromise
Shad K – Get Up
The Fugees – How Many Mics
NERD – Am I High
J Davey feat. Euclid – La La Land
Coyote feat. Rich Kidd – Me & You

via shadk.com